• Notting Hill (1999)

Notting Hill

Release Date: May 28th, 1999

DVD Release Date: July 17th, 2001

PG-13 |2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary

William Thacker (Hugh Grant) is a London bookstore owner whose humdrum existence is thrown into romantic turmoil when famous American actress Anna Scott (Julia Roberts) appears in his shop. A chance encounter over spilled orange juice leads to a kiss that blossoms into a full-blown affair. As the average bloke and glamorous movie star draw closer and closer together, they struggle to reconcile their radically different lifestyles in the name of love.

Cast: Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville, Emma Chambers, James Dreyfus, Rhys Ifans, Tim McInnerny, Gina McKee

Director: Roger Michell

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: PolyGram Filmed Entertainment

Distributors: Polygram, MCA/Universal Pictures [us]

Keywords: House , Friend , Amusing , Endearing , Love , 1990s , Sister , Charming , Hotel , London

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Jami BernardNew York Daily News

    The overall result is a romantic comedy that indulges fantasies, calms insecurities (can an ordinary bloke stack up?), and breaks and mends hearts with surgical precision. show more

  • 100
    Bob GrahamSan Francisco Chronicle

    It comes as a bonus that this romantic comedy is one of the rare pictures of its type that actually is about something -- the double-edged sword of celebrity. show more

  • 82
    Mr. Showbiz

    A smart, sometimes pissingly funny romantic comedy that is also oddly unmoving and predictable in spots. show more

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Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Winner Orange Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Nominated Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical